[CR]paraffin wax is not "Soft Paraffin Wax"

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 07:31:33 -0800
From: "Lee Berg" <lberg@ventoux.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <86.145db2d3.295c6e1a@cs.com> <000d01c18ede$9a5c2ae0$8170793f@johnhawrylak>
Subject: [CR]paraffin wax is not "Soft Paraffin Wax"

"Soft Paraffin Wax BP" (the original poster's recommendation) is a "white translucent jelly" that is used as a base (for delivering drugs) in ointments. ('BP' stands for 'British Pharmacopoeia'.) The paraffin used in canning is a solid at room temperature whereas 'soft paraffin waxy' is a 'jelly' at room temperature (melting temp. is <0 degrees C.).

More on "Soft Paraffin Wax BP" can be found here:


Lee Berg
Palo Alto, Calif.